Alright! We’re back with another anime review post from our Anime REvisited pick; Dagashi Kashi, and now we’re only halfway through the first season at episode six! With the other five episodes behind us; we can only assume it’ll only be a matter of time before we see the final outcome, of what Kokonotsu’s decision regarding running his father’s candy shop will be. So, let’s get to it!
Going into this episode we see Hotaru going on about another one of her favorite dagashi, in fact there’s about a few of them that she gets into. The first one has to do with something called Super Himo Q (at least that’s what I believe it’s called, if I’m wrong let me know in the comment section); a long string of gummy candy that you can not only play with, but can eat as well. Aside from a moment of comic relief at To’s expense (with Saya knocking the living daylights out of him for lifting up her skirt so Coconuts could see her panties), this episode gives us a brief backstory between Coconuts and Saya’s childhood. From the looks of it it’s clear the girl likes Coconuts but hasn’t come out to him about her feelings towards him. Watching the banter between them growing up, Coconuts was really into dagashi at a young age. (Which is kinda ironic because he’s so knowledgeable about dagashi – yet loves drawing manga and doesn’t want to be a candy shop owner.)
Turns out the candy that both Saya and Coconuts blush over is Yoguret; a box of six pieces of yogurt-flavored candy that’s both nutritious and delicious. Basically, this was a flashback episode as to why Saya reacted the way the she did, when Hotaru thought that it would be a cool idea for her to join up with Coconuts and work alongside him at the candy shop. At least this episode gave us a little info behind their relationship, but seeing as though we’re only six episodes in, there’s probably going to be a little bit more info about Saya and Coco.
Well, that’s it for this review! I know this one’s a tad shorter than the others I’ve done, but other than the brief backstory on Coco and Saya’s childhood relationship, there’s not much happening in this episode – aside from Hotaru being Hotaru. Only six more episodes remain until my final verdict on this anime series as a whole, until next post, remember to stay safe and stay nerdy! 😉